Pittsfield CHF Group is hosting a program “Garden to Table”,
presented by Dorothy Perkins of UNH Cooperative Extension on
Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pittsfield Community Center
will cover a variety of topics from planting to canning. The
emphasis of the program will be on food safety handling of fruits
and vegetables and canning. She will also speak about planting seeds
public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will
more information or if you have any questions, please contact AndiRiel
Celebrating Birthdays are: April 22, Kevin Yelle, Jeffrey Feeny;
April 23, Betsy Fogg, John Snedeker Jr., Julie Snedeker; April 25,
Nancy Blackey; April 26, Lynda McConnell, Gloria Mullen, Helen
Webster; April 28, Hank Wallace, Dawn Bartrum. A Very Happy
Birthday to one and all.
Best Wishes to Elaine and
Hank Wallace who will celebrate their Wedding Anniversary on April
Super Bingo $15 Special
Game ConcordBingoCenter 60 Sheep
Road (Route 106) Pembroke, NH (603)
(Sponsored by) Pittsfield Youth Baseball Association
Games start at
6:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Food
Free Parking ConcordBingoCenter
Is re-opening on Wednesdays Come join us for the New Super
Bingo $15 package! (Winner Take All sold separately)
Wed. April 22 10:00 Crafts Trip Ticket April
22 - Tilton Outlets, $7.00.
BostonDuck & ScienceMuseum,
$99.00, *Meals will be on your own. *Full payment due May 1st.
June 26 - Barbecue and Games at the Gregoire’s,
July 25 - Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, $125.00,
*Meals will be on your own.* $65.00 deposit due June 1st.
Non-refundable. $60.00 balance due July 1st. Non-refundable.
August 4 -
- Cape Cod, MA, $348.00. $175.00 deposit due August 1st.
Non-refundable. $175.00 balance due September 1st. Non-refundable.
October - Deerfield Fair TBA.
November - Tilton Outlets, $7.00.
December - TBA.
**PREPAYMENT IS REQUIRED ON ALL TRIPS AND IS NON-REFUNDABLE.**
Trips and dates are subject to change or cancelation depending on
Thursday, April 23 10:00 - Bingo
April 24 10:00 - Games 11:00 - Yoga
Mon., April 27
10:00 - Bingo
Tues., April 28 10:00 - Games with
School Lunch Menus April 27-May 1, 2009
dog with roll, fries, veg., fruit, milk or yogurt tray. No salad.
Tuesday - Chicken noodle casserole, bread and butter, veg., fruit,
milk or yogurt tray. No salad. Wednesday - Homemade beef stew,
roll, fruit, milk or yogurt tray. No salad. Thursday - Homemade
pizza, veg., fruit, milk or yogurt tray. No salad. Friday -
Cheeseburger, rice, bread & butter, veg., fruit, milk or yogurt
tray. No salad.
- Hot dog with bun, chips,
fruit, milk. Tuesday - Chicken salad roll, veggie, fruit, milk.
Wednesday - Taco salad, lettuce, tomatoes, fruit, milk. Thursday
Shepherd’s pie, mashed potatoes, corn, fruit, milk.
- Chicken nuggets, tater
tots, green beans, peaches, milk. Tuesday - Cheese or pepperoni
pizza, veggie, apple, milk. Wednesday - Baked chicken, mashed
potato, gravy, corn, carrot cake, milk. Thursday - Ham and
cheese wrap, Caesar salad, pickles, fresh fruit, milk.
Friday - Cheeseburger with roll, potato wedges, carrot with
Ranch dressing, fruit, milk.
Unit, National Association of Parliamentarians
the March meeting of the White Mountain Unit, National Association
of Parliamentarians, a lesson on “Minutes” was presented by JoanPrue,
Registered Parliamentarian and President of the Unit.
April has been declared Parliamentary
Law Month by
President of the National Association of Parliamentarians. The
association is a society dedicated to educating leaders throughout
the world in effective meeting management through the use of
parliamentary procedure, and the vision of NAP is to provide
parliamentary leadership to the world.
The next meeting of the
White Mountain Unit will be held on Thursday, April 23rd at the
American Legion Hall, 7 Perley Street, Concord, NH. President JoanPrue will call the meeting to order at 9:15
a.m. The lesson “Motions that Bring a Question Again Before the
Assembly” will be presented by
AnneJollimore, Vice President of the
Unit. All meetings are open to the public. For further information,
second year, up to $40,000 in Foss Family Pittsfield Town
Scholarships will be awarded in June to graduates of PittsfieldMiddleHigh School continuing
their education beyond high school. Students pursuing degrees at
two-year, four-year, technical or trade schools are eligible for the
awards. The scholarship program was established through the
generosity of Richard and LoisFoss
with the goal of supporting post-secondary education for the
community’s young people and encouraging their contribution to
revitalization of the community. Past graduates as well as
graduating seniors are eligible for the award. Applications are
available through the Guidance Office at (435-6701) and are due by May 1st.
PittsfieldHigh School Honor Roll - Third Quarter 2008-2009
GRADE 12 High
Miranda Perlupo, KristineScott, Mercedes Valdez, AdamWard, KelliWebber.
Honorable Mention Kathleen Alexander, Monica Bento, Sarah
Buchanan, Desiree Dumond, Kenneth Piazeczny, Adam Reed, Angela
Sherman, Juanita Smith, Michael Tuttle.
GRADE 11 Highest
Honors Michael Adams, Paige Corliss, Victoria Duquette, Kara
High Honors Liam Etchells, Kelley Hussey, Allison
Laflamme, Shannon Raciot, Matthew Tuttle, Irene Vogt.
Emily Davidson, Kacie Smith, Joseph Suchomski.
Kurt Fisher, Samantha Gage, James Houlne, Shyla Mannion, Amanda
Mullen, Kyle Perkins, David Price, Melyssa Slayton.
Highest Honors Craig Paggi
Honors Becky Bousquet, Devyn
Manning, Norman Miner III, Brian Ward.
Congratulations to Jaymes & Jessica Kennedy on the purchase of
their new home in Pittsfield! This transaction was handled by Terry
Riel of Century 21 Thompson and Christy Goodhue Real Estate. ENJOY
your new home.
Alerts Find Their Way To New Hampshire
In most states with major
cities like Boston and New York, traffic alert services are common,
but in New Hampshire, finding a way to get traffic alerts has been
unheard of. Normally, traffic in NH is well handled by our
Department of Transportation. But we all know of the traffic
nightmares we have endured over the years due to situations that the
NH DOT simply cannot control, like: Traffic accidents, brush fires,
snow storms and even a recent tornado. These events can close major
roadways in an instant, leaving motorists stranded to find an
alternate route through roadways that are not well known to them.
Most times creating a traffic delay on the detour route itself. A
good example of this was last week on Friday April 10, 2009 when
(during the height of the evening commute) I-93 Southbound was
closed in Derry near exit 5 due to a serious crash where a
helicopter needed to land on I-93 and created a traffic disaster on
the highway and nearby roadways. This same event was played out
again on Monday April 13, 2009 on Rt. 106 in Gilmanton in yet
another serious accident. In this accident, 3 helicopters were
needed to take victims to area hospitals and Rt, 106 was closed for
several hours, detouring Rt. 106 traffic through a residential
Alerts were sent out for both of the recent events
mentioned above by
www.NHTrafficAlerts.com - A new, free service that sends out
traffic “eAlerts” for New Hampshire roadways. These alerts were sent
out before emergency crews even arrived at the scene of either of
the accidents, giving their current members of the free service a
huge heads up to seek an alternate route before the unsuspecting
motorists even knew of the nightmare ahead. “These are not uncommon
events said Matt Goodwin of NHTrafficAlerts.com. In fact, on a
normal day 10 - 15 alerts are sent out for potential traffic
problems that are emergency related. This excludes the normal
traffic congestion (like I-93 North on a Friday night) in which we
don’t send alerts for since everyone is well aware of this.”
added benefit, the service has also been useful in diverting traffic
away from accident scenes, giving rescue crews the ability to get to
and manage the emergency more effectively and allowing victims to
get help a little faster. It’s because of this added benefit that
NHTrafficAlerts.com encourages all NH Police Departments and Fire
departments to contact them to set up a free account so they can
send alerts to their own residents for traffic problems within their
city, town or county. They are also seeking businesses that have a
good view of a busy roadway to set up traffic cameras at their
business in exchange for free advertising on their site.
Children young and old visited with the Easter Bunny and enjoyed the
annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Northwood Recreation. Thank you
to St. Stephen’s Church in Pittsfield for donating eggs.
Calvacade of Comedy Show
An evening of hilarious Comedy will be
held on Saturday Evening, June 6th at the Dell-Lea Country Club in
Chichester, NH. It will be an Adult (21 and over comedy show).
Happy Hour –
– Bar will be open.
The Show Starts at .
A night full of laughs and raffles.
All money raised goes to the Pittsfield Police Association which
directly back to the community for things like the Annual JV
Basketball Tournament, Annual PHMS Scholarship, and many other local
If you’re interested in a ticket, let me know as
we have a set number of seats we can sell. The donation per ticket
will be $15.00.
There will be (3) comics – Rob Steen (frequent
guest of “Late Show with David letterman”.)
Pat Napoli – Regular
at Atlantic City and Las Vegas comedy clubs.
Tim McIntire –
Boston Globe named him – new generation of comics, “verge of
Pittsfield Police Department Arrest Log 4/5/09-4/11/09
April 5, 2009, Jeffery Feeny, 19, of Kaime Road,
Pittsfield, was charged with Unlawful Possession of Alcohol and
given a court date to appear in Concord District Court on
April 5, 2009, Mathew Niolet, 26 of Newport Drive,
Barnstead, NH, was charged with criminal Mischief and Simple
Assault. Niolet was given a court date to appear in Concord District
April 5, 2009, Mathew Niolet, 26 of Newport Drive,
Barnstead, NH, was arrested for Default or Breach of Bail Conditions
and was given a court date to appear in Concord District Court on
April 9, 2009, Gregory Pond, 24 of Mills Lane, Hampton
Falls, NH, was charged with three counts of DWI and Operating
without a Valid License. Pond was given a court date to appear in
Concord District Court on 5/8/09.
Seniors To Hold Charity Benefit For Locks Of Love
High School Seniors are holding a charity benefit for the non-profit
organization Locks of Love in the High School Gym on May 30, 2009.
It will start at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. If you would like to
donate hair please make sure you have 6 or more inches of hair to
donate. Money donations are also welcome. There will be a bake sale
during the event as well, and donors are encouraged to check that
out, as the money will go directly to Locks of Love, to make wigs
for young teenagers who have lost their hair due to disease or
chemotherapy. Thank you. If you have any questions, please call
603-470- 4931 ask for Joelle.
TOPS #38, Pittsfield is a non profit organization,
that helps with weight support. TOPS stands for Take Off Pounds
We meet weekly at St. Stephen’s Church, Main Street,
Pittsfield, on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
You do not have to live in
Pittsfield to visit, join, or want information on TOPS.
31st, we held our yearly banquet. The theme was “TOPS On The Red
Carpet. ”We had 22 members present, and three guests from the local
area, and three field staff who represented the NH area, and one
guest driver. (Possibly the next King for NH).
were Leader, Jen Kearns; Co. Leader, Pat Smith; Secretary, Sandy
Gilmore; Treasurer, Jayne Blodgett, and Weight Recorders, Susie
Fife, Sue Beaudoin. The Field Staff (Sooky, Rosie, and a former
TOPS, now a KOPS and Field Staff member, Pam. M.) were
present, and Pam did the actual installation of the officers. We
thanked them all, and were fortunate to have them present for all to
meet and talk with. We are also fortunate to have among us our
own Pat S. who is KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) Kaptain for the
State of N.H.
For further info, please contact S. Gilmore,
798-5658, or P. Smith, 435-5333.
American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75 Upcoming Activities
following officers, having been elected at our April 2009 meeting
will be installed on May 4, 2009 at 7:30 PM. Commander, Merrill
Vaughan; Vice Commander, Scott Ward; Adjutant, Bob Moulton; Service
Officer, Reuben Leavitt; Finance Officer, John Kost;
Historian, Dan Ward; Judge Advocate, Royce Elkins; Sergeant-at-Arms,
Scott Ward; Chaplain: Bob Moulton. Installing Officer will be
American Legion District 5 Commander, Bob Chagnon. All members
and veterans who are not members are asked that if they do attend,
they be in place no later than 7:25 PM, as the meeting will start on
time at 7:30 PM.
We will be holding our annual Memorial Day
observance this year on Sunday, May 24, 2009, at 1 PM at the
Veterans Memorial, Dustin Park, on Main Street. Plans are
still being finalized; the public is invited to attend.
Are you a
veteran who has an honorable discharge from the Armed Forces and not
a member of The American Legion? Do you want to be a member of
the only Veterans Service Organization in town and want to help vets
that need help? Stop by the Post on Loudon Rd the first Monday
of the month. For more information, contact the Post Commander at
435-5207 or his cell phone 834-3166.
Commander American Legion Peterson-Cram Post 75
Smith, 8, and dad Jim, of Pittsfield, were lucky customers at The
Toy Box & Kids Korner. The Easter Bunny was hopping by and presented
Trinity with a large Easter basket. Jessica Booth, also of
Pittsfield, was the lucky winner of the Toy Box Easter Basket
drawing. Congratulations to all of them.
- John D. Martin, 86 of Concord Hill, died
Friday, April 17, 2009, at the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse
Association Hospice House.
He was born Feb. 20, 1923, in
Westfield, Vt., the son of Fred and Eva (Howard) Martin.
lived in Pittsfield for the past 38 years. He was employed as a
contractor for most of his life, working for many different firms
and for himself. He retired from Timco Co. 22 years ago.
a member of the Pittsfield Advent Christian Church and also the
Deering Community Church.
He is survived by his wife of 64
years, Arlene (Lawton) Martin of Pittsfield; three sons, James K.
Martin of Pittsfield, Jonathan Martin of Manchester and David G..
Martin of Spokane, Wash.; nine grandchildren; a great-granddaughter;
two sisters, Vivan Ferretti of New Jersey and Ann Harris of Oregon.
There are no visiting hours.
A graveside service will be held
at the family's convenience in the Floral Park Cemetery, Pittsfield.
The Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home is assisting with